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Poachers enlisting impoverished wildlife rangers as accomplices in elephant, rhino killing

Poachers enlisting impoverished wildlife rangers as accomplices in elephant, rhino killing | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Corruption among wildlife rangers is becoming a serious impediment in the fight against poaching, fuelled by soaring levels of cash offered by criminal poacher syndicates, senior conservation chiefs have admitted.
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Flu-Driven Mass Slaughter of Midwest Poultry Conveys the Scale of Our Meat Habit

Flu-Driven Mass Slaughter of Midwest Poultry Conveys the Scale of Our Meat Habit | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The massive flu-driven slaughter of poultry in the Midwest is tiny compared to the routine slaughter to keep market shelves stocked.
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Group headed by Kofi Annan urges west to help Africa fund solar panels

Group headed by Kofi Annan urges west to help Africa fund solar panels | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Top international panel, also featuring Bob Geldof, says continent could bypass fossil fuels and move straight to low-carbon sources of power
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Drone Footage Captures the Shocking Reality of Rainforest Destruction

Drone Footage Captures the Shocking Reality of Rainforest Destruction | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Recent drone footage from the nonprofit Forest Heroes shows an Indonesian rainforest cleared for a palm oil plantation by the company Astra Agro Lestari, which
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Major Move Forward for Ban on Ivory, Rhino Horn

Major Move Forward for Ban on Ivory, Rhino Horn | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A bill the would close a serious loophole in California's existing ban on sales of ivory and rhinoceros horn made it out of committee and is heading for the Assembly floor.
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End the Congo logging chaos for rainforest, people and bonobos!

End the Congo logging chaos for rainforest, people and bonobos! | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Industrial logging in the world's second largest rainforest is out of control, writes Raoul Monsembula, and spells disaster for both wildlife and forest people. There is an alternative: community forestry has just been enshrined in law. But resources must be committed to law enforcement in Congo and abroad, and to empowering forest communities.
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WWF comments on China’s destruction of 660kg of confiscated elephant ivory

WWF comments on China’s destruction of 660kg of confiscated elephant ivory | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Another blow for Zim wildlife industry - NewsDay Zimbabwe

Another blow for Zim wildlife industry - NewsDay Zimbabwe | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
New York State Senator Tony Avella will today introduce a Bill that would ban the importation, possession, sale or transportation in the city of five species of animals native to Africa.
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Living with Mammals - Peoples Trust for Endangered Species

Living with Mammals - Peoples Trust for Endangered Species | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Keeping track of wildlife in surveys such as Living with Mammals is essential – not only to improving the lot of our wild neighbours, but to improving our own as well. Take a look at what you helped us find out in our Living with Mammals update 2014. All you have to do is spend some …
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Which animal has the most sensitive eyes?

Which animal has the most sensitive eyes? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Humans can see pretty well in the dark, but nocturnal animals like cats put us to shame. So what has the most sensitive eyes of all?
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Endangered bats protected in Hohenfels | Article | The United States Army

Endangered bats protected in Hohenfels | Article | The United States Army | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
HOHENFELS, Germany -- There are well over 3,000 different species of flora and fauna on the Hohenfels Training Area, but for many people the most exciting creature here is the Greater Horseshoe Bat.
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Endangered rhinos and elephants hunted by Facebook poachers

Endangered rhinos and elephants hunted by Facebook poachers | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
ndangered rhinos and elephants hunted by Facebook poachers
22:00, 7 April 2015 By Andy Lines
Killer gangs are specifically scouring social media sites for tourists on safaris whose photos unwittingly pinpoint the ­whereabouts of rare animals
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Controversy over tule elk conservation on the rise as California's drought worsens

Controversy over tule elk conservation on the rise as California's drought worsens | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Tule elk is a small subspecies of elk found only in California. They were
the dominant ungulate in the area until the arrival of the Spanish
settlers. © Jaymi Heimbuch



The story of the tule elk seems to be perpetually wrapped up with the story
of cattle ranchers.

In late 2013, I wrote an article about the surprising story behind the tule
elk species. The smallest subspecies of elk, and the only elk endemic to
California, the tule elk was nearly erased from the earth forever. It was a
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Ben & Jerry's Fights Climate Change with Save Our Swirled

Ben & Jerry's Fights Climate Change with Save Our Swirled | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Ben & Jerry’s is using "Save Our Swirled" ice cream to draw attention to the issue of climate change.
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Zimbabwean Women Weave Their Own Beautiful Future | Inter Press Service

Zimbabwean Women Weave Their Own Beautiful Future | Inter Press Service | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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40% of Europe's sharks and rays face extinction, says IUCN

40% of Europe's sharks and rays face extinction, says IUCN | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
New red list classifies 7.5% of all marine species as threatened with extinction in first full assessment of the continent’s oceanic biodiversity
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Companies call for tougher sustainability standards for palm oil

Companies call for tougher sustainability standards for palm oil | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Industry leaders such as PepsiCo, Walmart and Starbucks banded together Monday to call for stricter certification standards for sustainable palm oil production
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Explore the nature on your doorstep

Explore the nature on your doorstep | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Go out and commit random acts of wildness every day this June with the Wildlife Trusts and find time for nature
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Can trophy hunting help with animal conservation? | Lucy Siegle

Can trophy hunting help with animal conservation? | Lucy Siegle | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Can trophy hunting help with animal conservation?
I’m a strict vegan but I believe that trophy hunting, particularly for big cats, can sometimes benefit threatened wildlife. Could this be right?
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Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport
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Parasitic bee mimics in your back garden

Parasitic bee mimics in your back garden | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Bee-flies not only resemble bees they are also efficient parasites. Now is the time to see these tiny furry ginger flies in flight
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Does the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere go up every year? | UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Does the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere go up every year? | UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Milestone in race to save species ten years from extinction

Milestone in race to save species ten years from extinction | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Four Yangtze finless porpoises were released into their new home today
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Bats, Trees an Issue No More

Bats, Trees an Issue No More | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
As the TV series narrator from the 1960s used to say regarding the next episode featuring the caped crusader: “Same bat time, same bat channel.”
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Garden centres urged to drop bug killer to protect bees

Garden centres urged to drop bug killer to protect bees | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Garden centres urged to drop bug killer to protect bees
Nine garden centre chains including B&Q and Homebase stock product containing neonicotinoid linked to bee declines, says Ethical Consumer
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